Baghdad Mayor, Ali Fadel, the former provincial council chairman would like to erect a monument to honor President Bush in the middle of the city:
Fadel acknowledged that many in his country appear ungrateful for America’s foreign assistance. He said most Iraqis are still in “shock” over the changes, and need time to adjust.
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“We will build a statue for Bush,” said Ali Fadel, the former provincial council chairman. “He is the symbol of freedom.”
Fadel’s predecessor, Ali al-Haidari, was gunned down Jan. 4 when militants opened fire on his armor-covered BMW as it traveled with a three-car convoy.
“My life is cheap,” Fadel said. “Everything is cheap for my country.”
“We have a lot of work and we are especially grateful to the soldiers of the U.S.A. for freeing our country of tyranny,” Fadel said.